Apple polling MacBook Pro owners on use of headphone jack, other ports — Apple on Wednesday sent out surveys to a sampling of MacBook Pro customers asking whether they use the laptop’s headphone jack, a question that suggests the company is looking to remove the legacy component as it did with iPhone 7.
Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who boasts an accurate track record when it comes to future Apple product launches, predicts the next Retina MacBook Pro will be completely redesigned with a thinner unibody architecture, OLED touch bar and Touch ID. [I very rarely use mine. If I plug in headphones, it’s into the audio interface I have. It’s useful for Skype/FaceTime calls though, as I use my iPhone earbuds to stop feedback and for the better mic quality.]
Spotify skyrockets to 40 million paid subscribers, more than doubling Apple Music — Recently, Spotify has added 10 million new subscribers, all without flashy exclusives. Should Apple be worried?